Event/Commercial Permits

Special Use Permits

With very few exceptions, all uses of National Forest System lands involving extended occupancy, improvements, the use of resources and conducting any business or commercial activity are designated "special uses" and require written authorization. 

  • Commercial & Non-Commercial

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    (Photo: Willow Creek by Leslie Barton, Black Hills National Forest/USDA Forest Service)

  • Recreation Events

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    (Photo: Centennial TR, Black Hills National Forest/USDA Forest Service)

  • Commercial Photography & Filming

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    (Photo: Forest Floor by Naomi Gonsor, Black Hills National Forest/USDA Forest Service)

  • Outfitters & Guides with Special Use Permits

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    (Photo: Rock Climbing on the Black Hills National Forest/USDA Forest Service)

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